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These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.

September 1st, 2018 – Museum switches to winter hours. We will be open Wednesday – Sunday from 9am-5pm until May 1st

October 18-21, 2018 – 3rd Annual Cowboy Experience at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, MT

November 22, 2018 – Museum closed for Thanksgiving (The museum will be open the day after, 11/23.)

December 3, 2018 – 11th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala

December 14, 2018 – 32nd Annual Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament

December 24 – 25, 2018 – Museum Closed for Christmas

December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019 – Museum Closed for New Years

January 31, 2019 – Nomination forms due to be considered for Class of 2019 inductions

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Free Admission on September 22, 2018 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO —ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

“This will be our fifth year participating in Museum Day,’ said Kent Sturman, Director of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. “We appreciate this opportunity to showcase our museum with this free admission to those that may not have been here before. And with this year’s theme of Women Making History, it is a chance for guests to come and see our newly installed exhibit on the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and learn about the amazing women who have been inducted in the event of barrel racing.”

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame began inducting barrel racers in 2017 and the second class of members from the WPRA were inducted last month.
Families with children will also be able to enjoy our Little Champions Arena, a children’s exhibit and play area that educates, entertains and promotes rodeo to the museum’s younger audience.

Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search. For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay.


KEITH MARTIN NAMED 2018 LEGEND OF PRORODEO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ProRodeo Hall of Famer Keith Martin, who was inducted as a rodeo notable in 2011, has been named the 2018 Legend of ProRodeo.

Martin will be honored at the 11th annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala at the South Point Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas, Dec. 3.

“When you look at the list of people who have made that, you think, ‘Gee-whiz, I’m not in that category,’” said Martin, who served on the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Board of Trustees for more than 10 years. “It just means a lot to me, and to be in the same category with those other folks, I’m happy
and humbled more than anything.”

As executive director and chief executive officer of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Martin set the bar for all rodeo committees when San Antonio became the first $1 million regular-season rodeo in 2007. At the same time, he was pushing ProRodeo toward a financially secure future in his role as interim CEO and PRCA Commissioner, which he did free of charge.

“I would fly back and forth and never charged the PRCA a dime for that,” Martin said. “We got things straightened out and money back in the bank (for the PRCA). We had an awful lot of help, it wasn’t a one-man job by any means.”

Martin started with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo as a volunteer in 1969, joined the executive committee in 1984 and became president in 1989, igniting a period of unprecedented growth and success. San Antonio has been voted the PRCA’s Large Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year every year since 2005.

“I started when I was 22 years old, and I’m 71 years old now, and I guess it’s because of the way I was raised that I volunteer,” Martin said, adding that he grew up ranching with his family. “It’s a very family-oriented business, families participate and come to the rodeos. It’s a very wholesome and
patriotic sport. … Every aspect of it is family oriented, and God knows we need to get back to that.”

In his time on the PRCA Board of Directors and as interim commissioner in 2007-08, Martin assisted the PRCA staff in developing a budgeting system, and also worked to develop communication opportunities among the association’s membership.

The Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala, which benefits the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, begins at 6 p.m. (PT).

Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 and can be purchased at www.prorodeohalloffame.com or by calling 719-528-4732.

“I’m excited for the award, but I want to raise money for the Hall, so we need to get people there,” Martin said.


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